What Will You Study

Lancaster’s combined Film and Philosophy degree is taught jointly by academics in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) – ranked third for its Art and Design research by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise - and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, which is home to 10 philosophers.

Your degree will provide you with the information and theoretical frameworks for understanding films as crucial cultural artefacts. You’ll examine cinema’s aesthetic importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-oriented culture, while investigating the connections between contemporary art, theatre, music and film. Lancaster’s course is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the programme to make your own digital film using the University’s state-of-the-art equipment.

You’ll be able to select from a wide range of options in both disciplines to complement your compulsory courses, beginning with the core first-year modules Introduction to Film and Introduction to Philosophy.  In your second year, your courses include Film Cultures and you’ll complete a Film Dissertation in your third and final year.